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Camara Laye

Camara Laye was an African writer from Guinea. He was the author of The African Child, a novel based loosely on his own childhood, and The Radiance of the King. Both novels are among the earliest major works in Francophone African literature. Camara Laye later worked for the government of newly independent Guinea, but went into voluntary exile over political issues... Read More

BornJanuary 1, 1928
Kouroussa, French Guinea
DiedFebruary 4, 1980 (aged 52)
Dakar, Senegal
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